Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Getting Away from it All | Hotel Escape


Oh Hi,

'A mini break means true love' - Bridget Jones. 

Louise Pentland_The Grove

This weekend Liam and I threw our essentials in a bag, jumped in the mini and headed to a country spa hotel for twenty four hours of peace. It. Was. Glorious. 

We arrived at about 3pm Saturday and were back on the motorway by 1pm the next day but honestly, those few hours felt so long and I felt so refreshed. 

Darcy was on a Daddy Weekend, Liam had no work and I felt like I could take mine with me (yes, I work on 'holidays' but only because I love what I do and it's a form of pleasure for me) so we decided to book a night at The Grove. I've stayed there a few times before for work events but never just for fun and since I like things that are familiar, this seemed like a good fit. 

Louise Pentland_The Grove
(I loved the luxury feel to the rooms, particularly all the soft lighting, so perfect for unwinding.)

We booked one of the mansion rooms (they have those, which are a little more pricey but more unique and special, OR you can stay in the Wing rooms which are also nice but don't have that boutique feel to them) and decided to just do all the things we love, with no agenda or expectations. How perfect. 

Louise Pentland_The Grove
(Dinner -almost- in bed with a movie. Also, the best onion rings I've had in a while)

I had a bath in the giant tub with the most gorgeous complimentary toiletries (I think we actually took a couple home and I'm never that person), we ordered such delicious room service food (try the Raspberrettos!), watched a film (I never sit through a whole film because life gets in the way but I was so relaxed from my bath, I did), lounged about reading our books, talked til the small hours and fully, fully relaxed. 

Louise Pentland_The Grove
(Fun fact - This was the second bath I had on Saturday, I also had one at home before we left. I'm obsessed with good baths. I might give up everything and travel the world in search of the most beautiful tubs I can find.)

At home, even when Darcy's in bed and the day is done, I never completely set everything down and unwind, but here, maybe because none of my lifey distractions were around, I did. I don't think I realised how much I needed to do that until I did. 

The next morning we stuffed ourselves with maybe the best breakfast ever and then went back up to the room to lay on the bed and carry on reading our books- we're so old before our time haha!

Louise Pentland_The Grove
(There's something special about just being surrounded by perfect interiors are lovely little touches like fluffy folded flannels and a gently lit mirror.)

After checkout we'd planned to have a walk round the grounds or perhaps stay for afternoon tea but rain was pouring and we felt happy we'd enjoyed enough so decided to head home so I could crack on with my #RobinWilde writing deadlines. I'm quite glad that we only touched the surface of things to offer (there's a spa, multiple restaurants, outdoor pool, beach and beautiful grounds etc) because it means we'll have to go back soon!

Louise Pentland_The Grove

I realise a hotel like this is quite a luxury and not doable for everyone but if you do have the chance, treat yourself. Even if this venue isn't for you, take a night out to step away from the world, close all the doors and r e l a x, I promise you, it's worth it. 

Please feel free to recommend any nice places in the UK that you think I'd like, I plan to make a regular thing of zipping off for a night. #SelfLove and all that!

Toodlepip!

xx

30 comments:

  1. Aw Louise this was lovely! It's nice to just have some 'me time' sometimes!
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  2. Good for you Louise! This places looks stunning, glad you had a great time xx

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  3. I completely get what you mean about going somewhere different even if it's just for a short time suddenly everything stressful magically disappears for a time

    Emma xox

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  4. Oh yes definitely. It's too easy to think 'Oh I'll just quickly do this' when you're at home, there's always a distraction. I've just booked two nights in a beach apartment in Feb. I'm going to pack up the family and my easel and paints and just relax and paint and sunbathe and read, I can hardly wait :)

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  5. This sounds like a lovely "me/us" time. Sounds like a lot of fun and relaxation. Happy for you Louise!

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  6. Gotta love a bit on spontaneity :D

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  10. Looks absolutely phenomenal, wish I could go off and do something like that - maybe one day ;)

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  11. Yes, last winterbreak I went a night away with my best friend and we had the best time. I am not the best with relaxing but I really did felt relaxed and it was so nice.

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  12. Sounds lovely, you deserve those days off xx
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  13. Oh this is gorgeous I'd love to book in a luxury hotel somewhere for the weekend and totally unplug

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  14. You had me at the Bridget Jones quote. I love me some getaways, big or small! You deserve it Louise! Love you, have a lovely day. <3 :)

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